Spotswood, NJ
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Spotswood is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 8,476 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Spotswood is the 240th largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Spotswood is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Spotswood is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Spotswood who work in office and administrative support (16.31%), management occupations (10.15%), and sales jobs (7.87%).

Also of interest is that Spotswood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Spotswood is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Spotswood a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Spotswood has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Spotswood’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Spotswood, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.67 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

In Spotswood, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Spotswood is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Spotswood are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.06% of adults in Spotswood having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Spotswood in 2010 was $33,729, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $134,916 for a family of four. However, Spotswood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Spotswood is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Spotswood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Spotswood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Spotswood include Irish, Polish, German, and English.

The most common language spoken in Spotswood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.